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Interesting Video from Meyers in OH

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by PortageGirl, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    Not sure this is the exact right place for this. I just found it while browsing their site, thought others would find it at least a little interesting.


    I just put the link to the site so there wouldn't be any question of copyright etc.
  2. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    Thanks for the link. That seems more humane than the assembly line type belts others use.
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    Well, I live within reasonable driving distance to pick up my chicks there, (about 1.5 hours), and they really are 'real' people there. I have had them ship to me too, just because an hour and a half is doable, sometimes it's not simple to get away for me and I've been very happy with their service in shipping too. This past spring I called to ask some questions and it was obvious some new, young person had answered the phone and she was all flustered, kept putting me on hold and apologizing, but hey, she DID get me my answers and she WAS very careful to get it right so I couldn't fault her really. I might have wished I wasn't her training session, but it was their busiest time of year!

    I've never gotten the 'tour' since they stopped doing that for bio-security reasons, but I know people who have been out back when they used to allow it more, and I'm told they're just as clean and careful as they looked in that video. (in other words, they didn't doll things up for the cameras... or not much at least! I bet some people took extra care with their hair or whatever that day! LOL )

    The downside is they don't have every breed or color on the planet because they are a bit small, but they do a decent job IMO, and small isn't always a bad thing. The owner Karen answers the phone sometimes, and my neighbor who went to pick up our order one time said she was waited on by her so it's very local and hands-on. I really think that if there were more of these sorts of places, that handled their birds better, it would be a good thing, I'm not super fond of those big conveyor belt sorts of places either.

    They do sub-let, (or is it out-source?) some things, like I wanted to go there to pick up guineas, and they are shipped out from another source, not through their plant. Since I didn't want 30 at a time, that was a problem for me! heheh You can get fewer chicks in an order on most things if you are willing to go pick them up. Also, if you go to pick up an order, and they have any extras, you can get some REAL interesting surprise mixes! (In other words, be careful or you may wind up with some unexpected goodies at bargain prices in addition to your order!!! - or not, it all depends on if someone failed to pick up an order, or if they have an overflow of something, or several somethings.)
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2010
  4. Meyer Hatchery

    Meyer Hatchery In the Brooder

    May 21, 2010
    Polk, Ohio
    Thanks for the kind words!

    We are "real" people, who care about our customers and our birds! It is a priority to build and maintain good relationships with our patrons - it is their loyalty that allows our business to grow and enables us to do what we love most. We appreciate that more than you could ever know!

    As for the video: We have no acting experience! What you see is what you get. We aren't hiding anything; we have nothing to hide. Honesty and trust is what we have built this business on. Sure, some of us might have went a little heavier on the make-up or spent a few more minutes primping our hair that morning, but hey, there was a production crew filming for TV! You would have done same [​IMG]

    We hope you enjoy the video and gain confidence in seeing, first hand, your babies journey to your homes and hearts.

    Happy Chickening,
    Meyer Hatchery
  5. FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    PortageGirl - thanks for posting the video...I had seen it a while ago and didn't think to post it here.

    Glad to see another Portage Co resident!
  6. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    My Splash Cochins from Meyer are absolutely beautiful! I am very happy with them. [​IMG]
  7. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    Quote:Haha! I never for a second thought you were trying to hide anything! [​IMG] I hope I didn't imply that at all! I was being tongue in cheek about people getting 'dolled up', and I know I'd have tried to tame my crazy hair if someone were going to show up with cameras. Up in this part of Ohio, I've never heard a bad word about your stock or your customer service and my experiences have all been good.
  8. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Songster

    Mar 20, 2010
    Northern Illinois
    I bookmarked this and will certainly look into ordering my chicks from them instead of the other hatchery I used this year. I agree, small is sometimes better. They still seem to do a booming business and I haven't heard any complaints here about them. Great video, thanks for posting that.

    PS-Welcome to BYC Meyer Hatchery!!

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